Change of values is more significant than change of desires (Gita Daily)

Published on Oct 13, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06, Text 26

When we as spiritual seekers find ourselves becoming repeatedly afflicted by greed, anger or lust, we may become discouraged, thinking, “Despite my practice of devotional service, why is my inner life not changing?

The fact, though,may pleasantly surprise us: our inner life has already changed. That change is evident in our questioning the presence of anti-devotional desires in our heart. This questioning itself indicates a fundamental change in our values.

Before we started practicing devotional service, we probably valued material desires, and looked forward to them as sources of pleasure and symbols of success. But now we are valuing freedom from material desires and are looking forward to the time when we will:

1 Relish the peace that the cessation of material desires brings

2. More importantly, cherish the resulting capacity for undistracted remembrance of Krishna, and utilize that capacity to serve and please him, thereby savoring the supreme happiness of pure love.

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